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Shelby County Man Sentenced for Failure to Register in the State of Alabama as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a Shelby County man on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, announced Northern District of Alabama United States Attorney Jay E.  Town and United States Marshal Martin Keely.

United States District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced RICKY DION ODOM, 47, of Shelby County, to 24 months incarceration for failure to register as a sex offender to run consecutive to Odom’s probation revocation in Louisiana.  Odom pled guilty in July 2019. 

“Failure to register as a sex offender is not only a matter of public safety, but it is our primary mechanism by which every member of the community can learn of sex offenders living among us.,” Town said.   “Sex offenders who flee to another state, and violate the law by not registering will be caught, will be prosecuted, and will face incarceration.  My office will continue to put the safety of children at the forefront, now more than ever.”

According to court documents, Odom is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  On or about November 1, 2018 and continuing until on or about February 4, 2019, Odom traveled from the State of Louisiana to the State of Alabama and knowingly failed to register as required by SORNA.

In addition to the term of imprisonment imposed, Odom was ordered to serve five years of supervised release.

United States Marshal Service for the Northern District of Alabama, Middle District of Alabama, Eastern District of Louisiana, Northern District of Florida, and Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force investigated the case along with the assistance of St. Tammany Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office, Okaloosa County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County (AL) Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County (AL) Sheriff’s Office, and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which Assistant United States Attorney R. Leann White prosecuted. 


Updated November 1, 2019

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